Let’s start off this post by just saying the following: I wasn’t surprised.
The previews looked promising, the voice actresses they went with seemed pretty damn fitting, and the manga itself is already one of the best ones out there. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, they could have delivered some low-quality animation, given that many if not most yuri shows usually don’t have the budget to come with anything more than what we consider to be just “okay” visuals. But in this case, from what we’ve seen so far, that’s not quite it. Well, they didn’t deliver anything outstanding, but something solid, like what the previews promised us. In fact, I’m very pleased not only with the animation quality, but with the character design as well. They really made sure that the art style presented in the manga would shine through even in the anime, and I seriously love that.
We admittedly don’t have much to cover this time, but the things we do have are pretty damn awesome~
So let’s start things off with the first Bloom Into You trailer:
This short trailer might only cover a mere minute, but what this shows us is so much! Not only did they reveal the voice actresses for Touko and Yuu, they also gave us a taste of this gorgeous-looking animation. This sure blew me away.
It’s not just the animation that looks high quality though, the art style in general looks pretty nice, too. The characters don’t just remind me of the Touko and Yuu we know from the manga, they really managed to bring this unique character design and art style of mangaka Nakatani Nio to life.
Okay, before I squeal myself to death, here’s the info about the voice actresses we were able to make out from the trailer.
There’s a lot to cover in this Yuri News Update, so let’s get started~
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the amazing news that Bloom Into You is getting an anime adaptation.
Unlike some other recent yuri anime adaptations *cough* Netsuzou TRap & Tachibanakan Triangle *cough*, an anime studio with some respectable titles under its belt will be handling this in TROYCA (Aldnoah.Zero, Re:Creators, and Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru).
When we last checked in, this was a leak that had yet to be confirmed, but it’s now official, and October is when this is set to premiere. If you remember, last year, Bloom Into You won our Yuri Tournament to decide which yuri manga was most deserving of an anime adaptation, so I think it’s safe to say that all of you folks who voted for it are responsible for this. Thanks. 😉
After what seemed to be an accidental leak of the first promotional picture for the announcement of an anime adaptation of Nio Nakatani’s Bloom Into You earlier in the week, we later found out that the news leak was actually genuine and that the adaptation will already hit us in October.
That’s some pretty damn big news if you ask me, which is why I’d like to take a closer look and discuss this news some more.
First up, we don’t know about the length of the adaptation, nor the length of the episodes yet, so we might as well end up with something short, like Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san. Nevertheless, I have a feeling we in fact won’t end up with anything like that and we’ll have a full 12-episode, 25-minutes-per-episode anime adaptation.
EDIT: It’s official! The Bloom Into You anime will start airing in October
As if us yuri fans haven’t been getting spoiled enough, now comes a rumor that Bloom Into You will also be getting an anime adaptation! At this point, this is still unofficial, but if it turns out to be true, this would just about be the best possible news for yuri fans!
Don’t worry guys, this is not going to be a “Life after Citrus” kind of post. I have to admit that I feel a little lost after the show has ended, seeing that the one anime I’ve been waiting to air for years has come to an end now. But this is supposed to be a different post.
I’d simply like to talk about what comes next after Citrus has ended, or let’s just say after the first (of possibly more) season has come to an end.
I see the Citrus anime as a milestone, and maybe even a turning point for the genre. But let’s approach this from a different point, its source material. I don’t know the numbers, but even—or should I say especially—the manga was, and still is, a fan favorite. We can especially see it in the amount of people showing interest in the work, talking about it, and, of course, also ranting about it. Despite the ranting kind of engagement, Citrus mostly received positive feedback, and some people even began their yuri journey with it.